People, life is enriched through people: people we meet, people we love, people who help us grow, people we have to let go, people who challenge us, people who empower us…some are family, some are friends, some were once strangers and now we cannot imagine being who we are without their influence and presence in our life…some have become a memory, but an essential one… I love people, some have thought me so much…. Some are far away, or we may have lost contact with them, due to either a choice or circumstance or distance…and yet among them are those who are as present as if they shared our daily breath for they live in our hearts, their names are written on our souls. These people found a home within our hearts, their presence is planted deep within our being so that they have became part of who we are. Because of some of these people ‘I am who I am today’ – none of us is an island – and I am grateful for that.
© Iva Beranek (Dublin, April 2014)
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